Danbury Hires Interim Fire Chief to Lead DFD

The City of Danbury is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Ford as Interim Fire Chief for the City of Danbury. Chief Ford will begin a six-month term with the Danbury Fire Department on Tuesday, January 26.

Chief Ford comes to Danbury from the City of Yonkers where he has served for 26 years and rose through the ranks of that department, eventually retiring as Chief of Operations in 2020. Chief Ford carries a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College, and is certified in all hazard emergency response.

Chief Ford’s management and leadership skills will make an invaluable addition to the DFD, and an ideal candidate for this interim leadership position. The City of Danbury is in the process of hiring a Fire Chief after the departure of Chief Wiedl in July 2020 and Acting Chief Mark Omasta in January 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic, the selection and hiring process for this position has been delayed.

“Chief Ford is a seasoned public servant with several years of leadership and management experience,” said Mayor Joe Cavo. “I know he is the right person to take on this position, and I am confident that his addition to our staff will ensure the continued highest level of service that our residents have experienced each and every day from the Danbury Fire Department.”



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